Is Zostavax safe for pregnant or breastfeeding women?

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The Zostavax vaccine (herpes zoster vaccine) should not be administered to pregnant women or women who are trying to become pregnant. It is unknown if Zostavax passes into breast milk. Breastfeeding women should discuss the risks of receiving the vaccine with their doctor.

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